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arrested again on 12 new charges. inside syria-- charissa ward takes us to an underground hospital where rebels, wounded by assad's army, are treated in secret. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. no white house has ever overruled a safety recommendation we the food and drug administration but it happened today. the question was whether the morning after pill, an emergency contraceptive, should be available over the counter to girls 16 and under. today, the f.d.a. was ready to say yes but the president's secretary of health and human services said no. wyatt andrews has our story. >> reporter: for five years, plan b, the emergency contraception drug, has only been sold without a prescription to women 17 and older. the issue is should that be changed? and the drug made available with no prescription to younger girls. when the f.d.a. looked at safety studies, it said yes. but it was directly overruled by kathleen sebelius, the secretary of health and human services. her denial stunned many public health proponents. >> i am f
the revolution in syria. since march, protesters have been trying to overthrow the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that 4,000 civilians have been killed. but we don't know much more because the assad government has banned independent reporting. but cbs news correspondent charissa ward managed to slip into syria with a camera. tonight, she shows us how the rebels cope with casualties from the street battles that they fight with the syrian army. they cannot show their faces. they risk their lives to talk to us. >> reporter: as an opposition activist, abu ahmed spends a lot of time underground, in the basement of a building on the outskirts of damascus, he let us into a secret passage, carefully camouflaged in a corner. there are boxes stuffed with life-saving supplies. so they are stockpiling all different sorts of medical equipment here. we've got everything from penicillin to surgical gloves and perhaps most ominously, a skin stapler. these pictures, shot by opposition activists, show how day after day, syria's protesters are shot and beaten by president ass
with deadly car bombings in damascus. clarissa ward goes inside syria and meets the rebels plotting to overthrow the regime. mark strassmann on today's new smart cars that can stop themselves to prevent crashes. and steve hartman's "on the road" with santa's toughest challenge. >> santa, for christmas i want my dad to come home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. no holiday tax increase. after a week-long standoff, the senate, house, and president came together on a two-month extension of the temporary cut in social security payroll taxes. a year ago, that tax rate was lowered from 6.2% to 4.2%. and for a lot of families, that comes to about $80 a month. house republicans wanted a longer extension and they threatened to let the tax cut expire if they didn't get their way. but today they backed down and the president was quick to grab his pen. sharyl attkisson has been covering from the capitol to the white house. >> i said it was critical for congress not to go home without preventing a tax increase on 160 million w
first-hand look at the revolution aimed at syria's bashar al assad. the protesters have a message for him. >> leave now. you've got enough of our blood. >> pelley: the postmaster general delivers a bundle of bad news. nancy cordes reports it includes slower mail and thousands of jobs lost. a woman is raped and then forced to marry her attacker. mandy clark on a case raising calls for justice. and byron pitts with the story of the u.s. versus haiti. opponents on the soccer field with an astounding bond of brotherhood. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. their voices are not heard; their funerals are not seen. a revolution is under way to end one of the world's longest- running dictatorships, but we don't know the facts because the government of syria keeps reporters away from its brutal crackdown. tonight we have a rare look inside. since spring, thousands of syrians have been demanding the end of the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that since the uprising began, syrian forces have kille
longest-running dictatorships, but we don't know the facts because the government of syria keeps reporters away from its brutal crackdown. tonight we have a rare look inside. since spring, thousands of syrians have been demanding the end of the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that since the uprising began, syrian forces have killed 4,000 civilians and just today the opposition claimed 60 deaths in the city of homs. tonight, cbs news correspondent clarissa ward-- who traveled through syria without government supervision-- shows us what bashar al-assad doesn't want the world to see. >> reporter: for months, this is what we've seen of the revolution if syria: cell phone video of demonstrations met with bullets from security forces. to meet the people holding those cell phones we entered the country as tourists carrying only a small camera. razan zaytouni is an opposition activist. she insists on using her real name. the regime already knows who she is. she is in hiding to avoid arrest. are you scared? >> who is not? but we have to continue. we decided to
. >> thanks. >> glor: the white house today condemned syria for intensifying its attacks on protesters. syria's president, bashar al- assad has promised to stop the killings and international monitors have traveled to syria to ensure he keeps his word. but elizabeth palmer reports tonight in one city, homs, not much has changed. >> reporter: with arab league observers on the way to homs this morning, syrian tanks began pulling back from positions they've held for weeks. but when the team hit the streets, the violence hadn't stopped. this cell phone video shows a political activist urging one of the observers "come, come and see in that street over there, snipers." but in the background, there are the sounds of gunfire and the man refuses to go. we managed to get in touch with an activist in homs who was monitoring the observers' progress. we're concealing her identity for her own safety. >> reporter: in a nearby suburb, thousands who couldn't get close to the arab league observers instead joined a huge funeral march for an elderly man activists say was shot by government forces this morning.
in syria. human rights groups say bashar al-assad's troops have killed more than 100 defecting soldiers and activists this week near the turkish border. cell phone video posted on the internet provides our only glimpse inside syria. despite the bloody crackdown, thousands continue to protest throughout the country. today, the white house said once again it's time for assad to go. it is a cinematic masterpiece, and now a piece of history from "citizen kane" has sold at auction. that's next. >> pelley: america's retailers are getting what they wanted for christmas-- new numbers out today show that holiday sales are better than expected, up 2.5% from last year. online sales alone total $32 billion so far, and that's 15% more than a year ago. also on the way up is our weight, and that has forced the u.s. coast guard to cut the number of people allowed to be carried on ferries. the time was the average passenger weighed 160 pounds, and in washington state, most of the puget sound ferries could carry 2,000 people. but now passengers average 185 pounds, so capacity on those same boats has been
, inside syria. clarissa ward travels to meet syrian army defectors who refuse to fire on their own people. >> reporter: we left at night and were blindfolded in the backseat as the car twisted along dark back roads outside of damascus. >> pelley: the battle for iowa. our new poll tonight finds newt gingrich opening a wide lead. dean reynolds is there. in the investigation of a hazible death by hazing, florida a&m defends itself but anna werner speaks to the victim's parents. and the final days. jim axelrod is with american soldiers as they get ready to leave iraq. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. dozens of bodies, some decapitated, others dismembered, have been dumped in the streets of one syrian city. the violence in the syrian rev lyings in hitting new heights as the obama administration increases the pressure tonight on the dictatorship of bashar al-assad. today they buried the dead in the city of homs as many as 60 civilians were apparently kidnapped and murdered in the last two days. in geneva, secretary of state h
loving that milk. >> glor: milk. all right, rebecca jarvis, thank you. in syria today the largest demonstrations that country has seen in months. huge crowds again calling for the resignation of bet bashar al assad. they also want to show arab league monitors how strong their movement. is as mark phillips reports, that didn't stop the regime from striking with deadly force. >> reporter: the presence of arab league observers in syria seen here in their high-visibility vests in the video the protesters have been shooting themselves, seems to have embolden it had movement in some places like the city of idlib in the north. the crowds appear to be several hundred thousand strong. but government troops continued to shadow the protesters and the casualties continue to mount up. shots fired in this damascus suburb hit the man taking these pictures. four days into their mission, the arab league observers have found themselves in the middle of the argument, accused of sticking to a government arranged schedule. "come see the corpse of a victim" they're being told here. "we have to follow o
ward was able to slip into syria. tonight, she speaks to a growing army of rebels fighting for their freedom. >> reporter: it was not a long drive, but our guides were taking no chances. past a government checkpoint, the car twisted along dark back roads outside the capital city damascus. after a certain point, we were blindfolded to protect the location of the safe house where we would find members of the free syrian army. they are former syrian soldiers. they say they refused orders to fire on their own countrymen and so decided to take up arms against the assad regime. the commander spoke off camera for his own security. he told us "we are fighting those who have made our children orphaned and our wives widows." he claimed that his men have carried out attacks on military targets around the capital-- the heart of assad's power base. no one knows just how large the free syrian army is. the number of defectors appears to be growing. in this video posted by the opposition, former syrian soldiers pledge to defend the syrian people against the assad regime. are you not scared
. a team of peace monitors from the arab league arrived in syria today, but there is no letup in the regime's deadly crackdown on dissent. video posted on the internet appears to show syrian tanks rolling into cities that support the uprising against president bashar al assad. a syrian human rights group says 22 civilians were killed just today. shaken by an earthquake. the damage report for the washington monument, next. and get a cold... ...you need a cold medicine with a heart. only coricidin hbp has a heart, right here. it's the only cold and flu brand that won't raise your blood pressure. coricidin hbp. powerful cold medicine with a heart. you spend all day cooking it. so why spend even a moment considering any broth but swanson? the broth cooks trust most to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. in stuffing and more, the secret is swanson. to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. some baby formula from more than 3,000 stores. one infant died from a rare bacterial infection in missouri this week after being fed enfamil newborn powdered formula. the bacteria is somet
to assist in the investigation. jeff? >> glor: david, thank you. syria's deadly crackdown against dissidents intensified today even as arab league observers arrived supposedly to help contain the violence. in the city of homs, reports reportsay shelling by government tanks and troops killed at least d people. the regime insists it's fighting armed gangs, not civilians. members of congress are getting richer but the people they represent are not. how a local church revitalized a chmmunity, and clarissa ward takes us to the afghan boarder there the enemy can be hiding just about anywhere when the "cbs evening news" continues. and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. they say, "well, if you want a firm bed you can lie on one of those. we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. it's really shaping to my body. once they get our bed, they'
the new year in debt. overseas, syria's deadly crackdown on protesters continues despite the presence of arab league officials who were sent to help prevent the violence there. those monitors were caught in the crossfire today when syrian troops opened fire on protesters in homs. angry syrians also showed officials the body of a boy they claim was killed by government forces. in yemen, months of protesting forced president ali abdullah saleh to promise he'll step down in february, but now saleh wants to come to the u.s. his request puts the obama administration in a very tough spot. saleh has been a u.s. ally against al qaeda, but critics charge he's also a brutal dictator with blood on his hands. chip reid is in hawaii tonight where president obama is on vacation. >> reporter: obama administration officials tell cbs news that president saleh's request to come to the u.s. will be granted only if he agrees to a series of conditions: that his visit will be solely for the purpose of receiving medical treatment for injuries sustained in a june assassination attempt; that he will leave the
th striking with deadly force. preeporter: the presence of arab league observers in syria in there in their high- ity velity vests in the video the protesters have been ehooting themselves, seems to have emboldened the movement in north.laces like the city of beib in the north. the crowds appear to be several hundred thousand strong. edt government troops continued prshadow the protesters and the tisualties continue to mount up. shots fired in this damascus fired hit the man taking these sectures. four days into their mission, ave arab league observers have found themselves in the middle argue argument, accused of sticking to a government trranged schedule. hedule.ee the corpse of a victim" they're being told here. "we have to follow our plan," the observers answered. swered.ome are being welcomed as ing ca, doubt is being cast on the mission because many of its members come from countries with questionable human rights emserds themselves. the observers' report is the cted ied in a few days. at will be an indication as to whether this is a serious investigation or serves a
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